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The Graveyard Rabbit of Utrecht and Het Gooi

GYR

A genealogy and cemetery blog by Henk van Kampen
Charter member of the Association of Graveyard Rabbits

The graveyard rabbit of Utrecht and Het Gooi is a blog devoted to cemeteries, burial grounds and grave markers in Utrecht and Het Gooi, and burial customs in The Netherlands. The blog is a requirement for membership of the Association of Graveyard Rabbits, of which I am a charter member.

The logo is designed by footnoteMaven. The name Graveyard Rabbit was invented by the founder of the Association, the late Terry Thornton, and comes from a poem by Frank Lebby Stanton (1857-1927).

Tombstone Tuesday: Anna Barbara Ganz

Posted by on 10 Mar 2015 in Graveyard Photography, Graveyard Rabbit of Utrecht and Het Gooi, Zeist | 0 comments

Tombstone Tuesday: Anna Barbara Ganz

No, 117, Anna Barbara Ganz, born in Lanzenhain in Hessen on 2 January 1831, went home on 29 September 1903 From her death certificate: Anna Barbara Ganz, female, 72, daughter of Johan Georg Ganz and Anna Elisabeth Greb, died in Zeist on 29 September 1903. Lanzenhain was a small town in Hessen, Germany. Nowadays it is part of the larger town...

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Tombstone Tuesday: Veenendaal family grave

Posted by on 24 Feb 2015 in Graveyard Photography, Graveyard Rabbit of Utrecht and Het Gooi, Graveyards, Leusden, Oud-Leusden | 0 comments

Tombstone Tuesday: Veenendaal family grave

Here rest Gerarda Ottonia Veenendaal, Jan Veenendaal, and Geertruida Veenendaal née van Donselaar. Jan Veenendaal, son of Ottonius Gerardus Veenendaal and Petertje Mulderij, was born on 25 April 1873 in Leusden, and died on 24 July 1940 in Leusden. He married Geertruida van Donselaar, daughter of Cornelis van Donselaar and Maria Gerritsen, on 15 February 1900 in Leusden. She was born on 6 May 1878 in Woudenberg, and died on 22 October 1952 in Amersfoort. They are buried in the cemetery of Oud Leusden. Their first child, Gerardus Ottonius, was...

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Tombstone Tuesday: Our darling Onno

Posted by on 13 Jan 2015 in Graveyard Photography, Graveyard Rabbit of Utrecht and Het Gooi, Zeist | 0 comments

Tombstone Tuesday: Our darling Onno

A beautiful grave monument in Zeist. A translation of the inscription: Here rests our darling Onno, born 7 July 1883, died 14 May 1887. The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord. I suspect little Onno is Pieter Feijo Onno Sickinghe, son of Onno Joost Sickinghe and Johanna Ignatia Jacoba Nepveu tot Ameijde, who died, three years old, on 14 May 1887 in Zeist. The flat stone in front of the monument, that presumably commemorates relatives of Onno, is unfortunately unreadable. The epitaph, by the way, is from...

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